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Kent Moth Group


Leopard Moth

Zeuzera pyrina

Family: Cossidae

RES: 50.002 B&F: 161

Verification Grade (Adult):

Widespread across Kent, this highly distinctive moth (not really that easy to confuse with Puss Moth, but if you squinted it might be possible) can be seen in reasonable numbers from some sites.

The larvae will overwinter for a couple of years prior to pupation.

Quick Navigation:

Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina) can be seen on the external pages listed below: